Posts tagged: law

OSCOLA FAQs

8 November 2017
Image of front screen of OSCOLA FAQ presentation

Have you got questions about OSCOLA? Check the FAQs, it may have the answer

Have you got questions about OSCOLA referencing?

You may find the answer in the OSCOLA FAQs, click on the image to find out.

If your OSCOLA referencing question isn’t answered, check out the OSCOLA web guide at: Skills for Learning OSCOLA Referencing (select the OSCOLA tab).

New to studying law at Salford?

8 February 2017
Nicola Sales

Nicola Sales, Academic Support Librarian for Law

If you are new to studying law at Salford then you may have a few questions about how to go about finding legal information resources for your studies and assignments. We look at answering some of them in this blog post, if your query isn’t covered here please get in touch with me at n.sales@salford.ac.uk.

There are four main types of information resources that you will need to consult during your programme. These are:

  • Books or eBooks
  • Legal case materials
  • Legislation (such as Acts of Parliament)
  • Legal Journal articles

See the boxes below for discovering how you would find these four main types of legal information resources. read more

Finding international legal materials

8 July 2016

The Library has the database for you. LexisLibrary provides access to UK case law, legislation and journal articles but it also has a large international law section where you can search for legal information by country. There is a large US collection as well as information from other jurisdictions.

This useful guide from LexisLibrary shows you how: International Sources Guide LexisLibrary

You can access LexisLibrary via Library Search , search for LexisLibrary and click ‘view online’. You will need your network username and password to use LexisLibrary. read more

OSCOLA Referencing: A very quick guide

17 May 2016

What is OSCOLA?

OSCOLA is used by law students studying for a law degree with Salford Law, Salford Business School. All other subjects use Harvard Referencing APA 6th.

Adding a footnote to your Word document

How to Reference Common Resources using OSCOLA

Books

  • Titles of books should be italicized
  • In footnotes, the author’s first name or initial(s) precedes their surname.
  • In bibliographies, the surname comes first, followed by the initial(s), then a comma.

To write a reference for a book you will need the following information:

  • Author of the book
  • Book title
  • Book edition
  • Publisher
  • Year of publication (often found on the reverse of the title page)

Book references will need to be written in the following way:

Author, title of book (edition publisher year)

 Timothy Endicott, Administrative Law (OUP 2009)

Gareth Jones, Goff and Jones: The Law of Restitution (7th ed Sweet & Maxwell 2009)

For a footnote if you are quoting or paraphrasing from a specific page, the page number must be inserted at the end. You do not need to write p, pp or page. read more

What are Legal Journal Articles and How Do I Find Them?

17 May 2016

What are journal articles?


 

The Library subscribe to Westlaw UK so you can access it whenever and wherever you are to do your legal case research. You need to access Westlaw by searching for ‘Westlaw UK’ in Library Search. Enter your network username and password to get access to Westlaw UK.

Click image to access Salford's Library Search and find Westlaw UK.

Click image to access Salford’s Library Search and find Westlaw UK. read more

What is Legislation and How Do I Find It?

17 May 2016

What is legislation?

There is video here that shows you all about UK legislation:  https://youtu.be/1KFGt9M-j28

Find UK legislation information using a database called Westlaw UK.

Click image to access Salford's Library Search and find Westlaw UK.

Click image to access Salford’s Library Search and find Westlaw UK.

The Library subscribe to Westlaw UK so you can access legislation information whenever and wherever you are to do your legal research. You need to access Westlaw by searching for ‘Westlaw UK’ in Library Search. Enter your network username and password to get access to Westlaw UK.

Click on the image to access the video. Select ‘Episode 4’ from content list.

Click on the image to access the video. Select ‘Episode 4’ from content list.

Only got 2 minutes? This quick video will show you how to get started searching for Legislation using Westlaw UK read more

Find Legal Cases and Law Reports

17 May 2016

Legal Citations and Abbreviations: Confusing or What!

17 May 2016
click image to access legal abbreviations tutorial

click image to access legal abbreviations tutorial

Get to Grips With Law Reports

17 May 2016

This presentation by the City University Law Librarian explains everything you need to know about law reports. What they are, how they are created and why they are important. If you have any questions about law reports at the University of Salford please get in touch with Nicola, the Academic Support Librarian for Law at the University of Salford: n.sales@salford.ac.uk

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Click here to access presentation

What legal resources do you need when studying law?

17 May 2016
Access presentation on what legal information resources you need for your law degree

Access presentation on what legal information resources you need for your law degree